SVF-3021 Integrated Peace and Conflict Studies - 20 stp
Type of course
Students, who are not registered for the Master`s Degree Programme in Peace and Conflict Transformation (MPCT), must have a Bachelor`s degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences with an average grade equivalent to C or better in the Norwegian grading system .
Objective of the course
Students who have successfully completed the course should have the following learning outcomes:
- Have an overview and understanding of the broad issues and philosophical debates underlying the field of peace and conflict studies
- Become familiar with the core concepts and theories in peace and conflict studies
- Have an understanding of peace and conflict studies as a distinct and an applied field of study
- Have the ability to critically review the nature and causes of inter-personal, inter-group and inter-state conflicts and the related peace-building strategies
- Have the ability to critically reflect on the evolution and operations of Western political institutions and issues raised with their use in the contemporary global order
- Have the ability to critically review the international political economy - ideologies and attitudes towards violent conflicts, war and peace
- Have the ability to review the interplay between international law, regional bodies (EU) and peace
Skills and competences:
- Capable of exploring the contextual issues underlying conflict sources, processes and transformation conflict of violent conflicts
- Capable of exploring competing perspectives on violent conflicts and resolution, including non-western ways of understanding and responding to conflict
- Capable of relating theoretical and methodological frameworks from a variety of disciplines to violent conflicts and peace processes at all levels of human interaction (inter-personal, national and international)
- Capable of taking responsibility for ones own learning by working independently towards the realization of the course objectives
Language of instruction
Lectures Autumn 2012
Information meeting: Tuesday 14th of August 2012 at 09:15-10:00. Room: U-06, Lower Pavilion.
First lecture: 15th of August 2012 at 09:15. Room U-06 Lower Pavilion.
post.doc. Stian Bones
post.dokt Christine Smith-Simonsen
NFR-stip. Percy Otwerefoo Oware
F.aman. Vidar Vambheim
F.aman. Peter Stuart Robinson
First time: 22nd of August 2012 at 12:15. Room: U-06 Lower Pavilion.
One two weeks home written essay/paper with a given title + oral examination.Exam distribution: 27th of September 2012 at U-06. Exam submission: 11th of October 2012 at the Front desk, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education. Oral examination 5th-7th of November 2012.